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E.E. Cummings

Only once did I lay eyes on E.E. Cummings (people are cute and write “e.e. cummings” but the signature printed on his Collected Poems is “E.E. Cummings”). He was judging an undergraduate poetry contest, listening to half a dozen Ivy League competitors, and his face never looked as if he heard anything. He was sullen, unsmiling, dour – possibly because he was judging an undergraduate poetry contest.”

– Donald Hall, A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety

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